I have watched many of my AR friends implement the "blog customizer", and I did add a background image for part of one day until I realized that it was slowing down the page load pretty dramatically in my case.
I have seen a few others that seem slower to me, although I realize that widgets often are the culprit as well.
I don't really have a problem with the "old school" look, but I was considering customizing my own blog here sometime soon.
Here are my questions:
- What do you think I should use for the background and header images? I was using a photo that I took during a recent family trip to the local botanical gardens, but I realized that I am not sufficiently "outdoorsy" to leave this in place all the time. A better image for me might be a bookshelf, truth be known.
- Do you have any creative ideas for a slogan? I have given this a lot of thought, but nothing rings true to me yet. It would probably include something about family, or faith, or integrity, or humor, or something else that I haven't thought of yet.
I am not trying to be lazy or overly complacent by submitting this to the court of public opinion, but I haven't been sufficiently inspired by any particular colors, images, or words whenever I think about making a change.
I welcome your input. I can't guarantee that I will make the switch, but I am open to the idea.
Have a good one, and thanks for your time!